I believe this is also a common problem in kids who have ADD when they are playing video/computer games. I feel like I should note that I have a friend who experienced the same thing with their son and it turned out that he had type 1 diabetes. If he is lethargic or looks drawn, especially, or if you have a history in your family, you'll probably want to talk to your doctor asap.View Thread
My daughter is 7 and has never been able to not have accidents, except at night and when at school. I have taken her to an occupational therapist who thinks she has "sensory integration disorder," however, I'm not convinced this is the cause of her problems. My daughter gets very preoccupied and doesn't listen to her body when it is telling her she has to go potty. (In my opinion.) I have read several other online articles/posts that suggest it is most likely due to an immature colon or constipation. It is very hard to be sure and to be patient! Especially as in my case it doesn't seem to bother my daughter that she ruins clothes, furniture, outings, etc. and that it makes her parents so upset.View Thread
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